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Canadian Hall of Fame inductees announced

on 04/10/2018 2:00 AM
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame has announced the people and horses being recognized as inductees in 2018. Six people and four horses have been elected from an extremely deep ballot of candidates. Standardbred inductees include Builder William (Bill) Andrew, Communicator Dave Landry and Trainer/Driver Jim Doherty along with horses Chancey Lady and Blissfull Hall. Representing Th...
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Indiana trotter carrying legacy as dam's last foal

on 04/10/2018 2:00 AM
Deputy Julianna arrived in the stable of owners Larry and Le Anna Muckenhirn in October 2008, and the then 3-year-old female trotter made an immediate impression. "I’ll never forget the day she got off the truck," Larry said. "I just fell in love with her. She was wonderful." Deputy Julianna had a brief but successful career for the Muckenhirns, but upon retirement made a lasting impressi...
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Freeze Line upsets in Wood Series at Meadows

on 04/10/2018 2:00 AM
Freeze Line rallied from worst to first to spring a 15-1 upset in Tuesday’s (April 10) second leg of the Ben Wood Memorial Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings at The Meadows. Mr Contestant took the other $15,000 division to give Tony Hall, trainer Rich Gillock and owner/breeder Bob Key a second-leg sweep. On Saturday afternoon, April 21, The Meadows will host the $25,000 (est) finals o...
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Pass The Vape impressive in Miami Valley win

on 04/10/2018 2:00 AM
A pair of $15,000 eliminations in the James K. Hackett Memorial division for trotting colts, and a milestone accomplishment by driver Chris Page, were highlights of the Tuesday (April 10) matinee card at Miami Valley Raceway. Pass The Vape (Derek Watiker) was ultra-impressive in the first Hackett elim, crushing a field of 3-year-old Ohio-sired colts in 1:55.1. With just a pair of qualifiers...
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Repeat winners in Weiss Series at Pocono

on 04/09/2018 2:00 AM
George Napolitano Jr., perennially the leading driver at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, steered Meadowbranch Ricky and Chas Hanover to their second straight victories in the Bobby Weiss Series for trotting males Sunday night (April 8) at the northeast Pennsylvania oval. Archibald bounced back from a first-round break to take the third $15,000 division in this Weiss division’s second prelimi...
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Miso Fast scores Pompano win in 4YO debut

on 04/09/2018 2:00 AM
Miso Fast, driven by Bryce Fenn,lived up to his name at Pompano Park on Sunday night as the 4 year old made his seasonal debut a winning one, conquering a select field of older horses.   The son of Roll With Joe stopped the timer in 1:50.3 after taking command at the opening station in a rapid :26.2 and then proceeding through panels of :55.3 and 1:23 before an effortless ...
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Qualifiers set for Wednesday in Philly

on 04/09/2018 2:00 AM
Horsemen are reminded that Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack will hold qualifiers on Wednesday (April 11) with first post at 10 a.m. Entries will be accepted on Tuesday with the box scheduled to close at 11 a.m. Horsemen are once again reminded to provide the Race Office with all applicable health documents for their horses, including Coggins, Rabies, EHV-1 paperwork dated 2018 and a ...
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Curtain closes on Woodbine harness on Monday

on 04/09/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Roger Mayotte became the answer to a trivia question when he won the first Standardbred race at Woodbine Racetrack with the 4-year-old pacer Boastful on Jan. 1, 1994.   A new trivia answer will be established Monday evening, April 9, when the final Standardbred race at Woodbine is complete.   From New Year's Day 1994 to Monday's finale, thousands and thousands of S...
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Red Storm sets Miami Valley mark in Hackett elims

on 04/09/2018 2:00 AM
The Ohio stakes season kicked off Monday afternoon at Miami Valley Raceway when a pair of $15,000 elimination heats were contested by 3-year-old Buckeye-bred trotting fillies nominated to the James K. Hackett Memorial Series. The top four finishers in each heat plus the fastest fifth place finisher will reassemble next Monday afternoon for a $40,000 divisional championship race.  ...
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E Dee’s Well Said wins Cook split at Meadows

on 04/09/2018 2:00 AM
Pinned along the cones with no apparent route to victory, E Dee’s Well Said shot through an unexpectedly available Lighting Lane to capture Monday’s $15,000 second leg of the Ruby Cook Memorial Pace for 3-year-old fillies at The Meadows. On Saturday afternoon, April 21, The Meadows will host the $25,000 (est.) finals of four current late-closer series, including the Ruby Cook. E Dee...
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Miss Hill repeats in Weiss Series

on 04/09/2018 2:00 AM
Miss Hill became the only two-time winner in the Bobby Weiss Series for pacing females on Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, taking her $15,000 division of the second preliminary leg of her Weiss Series grouping. Miss Hill’s race was probably the toughest of the three, as it matched her with Unnreal, another first leg winner, and Line Dancer, who missed a head last week to Kimbe...
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Soto captures Harrington opening night feature

on 04/09/2018 2:00 AM
Harrington Raceway's 72nd year of live racing commenced Monday with a 13-race program. Cooler than usual temperatures greeted a solid crowd of racing fans.   In the $16,000 Open Pace feature, Ken Wood, Bill Ditmar and Steve Iaquinta's Soto ($6.80) returned a winner in 1:52.4 over Im Supersonic A and Forty Five Red.   The Rock N Roll Heaven stallion was put in play immedia...
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Last Saturday at Woodbine celebrates history

on 04/08/2018 2:00 AM
The final Saturday night card of harness racing at Woodbine Racetrack was a great night for reflecting and celebrating 24 years of Standardbred action at the Airport oval. The 10-race card saw a pair of fitting results and the all-time leading driver and trainer in track history recognized. One of the coolest moments in 24 years of harness racing at Woodbine occurred Saturday (April 7) when Rog...
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Bit Of A Legend N grabs second Levy leg win

on 04/08/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway hosted a formful fourth of five preliminary rounds in the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series on Saturday night. A trio of $50,000 events comprised the Free-For-All foray, which was guaranteed a different look as series (3-for-3) leader Dr J Hanover ‘stole’ a week off. First Division: It was nary more than a qualifier for money for people’s puny pari-mutuel ...
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Burke sends out four winners at Meadowlands

on 04/08/2018 2:00 AM
It was another big Saturday night (April 7) at the Meadowlands, as for the third time this year, wagering surpassed the magic $3 million mark at the industry’s handle leader.  Betting was consistent throughout the 12-race card, with only one race failing to reach the $200,000 mark. The third race saw the biggest pool of the night, $319,684, while the eighth was a close second, at $31...
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Inverse Hanover captures Hoosier mare feature

on 04/08/2018 2:00 AM
Inverse Hanover and driver John DeLong found the winner’s circle for the second consecutive week at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, this time in the featured event, a $21,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace, on Saturday (April 7). After a convincing win against conditioned company last week, Inverse Hanover responded gamely to a bump in class to stop the timer in 1:52.4 and just mis...
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Heavenly Sound picks up second straight win

on 04/08/2018 2:00 AM
The pacing males saw their first action in the Bobby Weiss Series on Saturday night (April 7) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, contesting three $15,000 divisions of the first preliminary round. Fastest of the trio of winners was the So Surreal gelding I Soar Him First, taking a new mark of 1:52 in his second start for owner/trainer Gilbert Garcia-Herrera. George Napolitano Jr. pointed I Soar...
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Deetzy, Heaven Rock score at Saratoga, Buffalo

on 04/08/2018 2:00 AM
On Saturday night (April 7), Deetzy (Jereme's Jet) did what no other horse has been able to do at Saratoga Casino Hotel since February and that is defeat Artful Way. The track’s defending Horse of the Year, Artful Way had prevailed in three consecutive Saturday night features but was assigned post eight in this week’s installment of the $12,000 Open for pacers. Deetzy had post three as he s...
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Mojoto Hanover victorious in Tom Tharps Memorial

on 04/08/2018 2:00 AM
Mojoto Hanover (Tyler Smith) completed a clean sweep of the Tom Tharps Memorial Series on Saturday (April 7) at Miami Valley Raceway. The 4-year-old Well Said gelding edged Classy Hill (Dan Noble) by a neck in a quick 1:51.4 clocking with Limited Edition (Jason Brewer) gaining show laurels in the $27,500 championship final. Mojoto Hanover was one of two series contenders that had each won a pai...
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Crazycat takes second straight Saratoga Open

on 04/08/2018 2:00 AM
The 5-year-old trotter Crazycat (Crazed) is in the midst of his breakout season and on Sunday (April 8) he won the Open Trot for the second consecutive time at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Bruce Aldrich Jr. co-owns Crazycat and sat behind him as they came away fourth in the $12,000 feature. The track’s defending Trotter of the Year Twisted Pretzel (Jim Devaux) was on the front-end and cruised along...
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